Public Safety

October 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Police Investigating Sex Assault

Takoma Park police are investigating a sexual assault that took place Saturday in the 7700 block of Carroll Avenue, a police statement said. A 46-year-old woman was passing out brochures near Carroll and Flower avenues when she was approached by and assaulted by a man, police said. He grabbed her and made physical sexual advances […]

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October 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Two Teenagers Arrested for Having Gun on Montgomery College Campus

A social media threat prompted Montgomery County police to arrest two teenagers on Montgomery College’s Germantown campus on Friday. Menlik N. Sirleaf, 17, lives in the 18700 block of Walkers Choice Road in Gaithersburg, and is charged as an adult with gun and assault offenses, a Montgomery County police statement said. He is being held […]

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October 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

National Weather Service Issues Dense Fog Advisory for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a dense fog advisory for Montgomery County until 10 a.m. Monday morning. Areas of dense fog will cause sudden reductions in visibility and rapidly changing conditions. Motorists should be aware that when encountering a patch of dense fog visibility will be reduced to less than one-quarter mile. The NWS advises […]

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October 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Lanes Back Open on Capital Beltway After Multiple Accidents Cause Delays, Closures

Lanes on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway are back open after an multiple accidents caused lane closures and delays Friday morning. According to Maryland State Police, officers responded to Connecticut Avenue just before 6 a.m.,  following a report of an oil spill that led to a series of car accidents. When troopers arrived […]

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October 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Arrest Woman for Package Theft

A 57-year-old Wheaton woman faces a theft charge after a tipster identified her from publicly released surveillance images of a woman taking packages from the front steps of nearby homes, a Montgomery County police statement said. Police said Tatiana Baker, 57, of the 12900 block of Camellia Drive was seen on surveillance video in July […]

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October 4, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Update: Man Charged in Rockville Rape

Update, 3 p.m. This story has been updated with information from the statement of charges. The man charged in a rape on Rockville will remain held without bail after a bail review Thursday afternoon, online court records show. Dustin Thomas Rogers, 25, has been charged with first-degree rape and first-degree assault, police said. In Maryland, […]

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October 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

Northwest High School Senior Dies in I-270 Wreck

A 17-year-old senior from Northwest High School died Wednesday afternoon when his car struck a stopped truck on I-270, police and school officials said Thursday morning. Josh Snyder of Boyds was driving a silver Buick Century southbound on the highway when for some reason he veered to the left onto the left shoulder, a Maryland […]

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October 3, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Join Police to Celebrate National Coffee With a Cop Day

Officers from across the country celebrated National Coffee With A Cop Day Wednesday, including officers from The Montgomery County Police Department.  Officers joined residents for conversation and coffee at various locations throughout Montgomery County. Here’s a recap of the day: We’re off! Come join us at Spring Mill Bread Co., 7300 Carroll Ave for #TPPDCoffeewithaCop […]

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October 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Say Woman Raped Near Frederick Road in Rockville

A woman was raped just before midnight Oct. 2 as she was walking along Frederick Road in Rockville, a Montgomery County police statement said Wednesday. The woman said she was walking on the sidewalk near West Gude Drive when a man physically assaulted her, forced her to a wooded area and sexually assaulted her, police […]

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October 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

bike on road

MCDOT Wins $300,000 Grant for Bike path

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation has won a $300,000 Maryland Bikeways Program grant to prepare a final design for the Emory Lane and Muncaster Mill Road Shared Use Path. The estimated 10-foot-wide and one-half mile path will be located along Emory Lane between Holly Ridge Road and Muncaster Mill Road, according to a news release. […]

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